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The Best Damn Race series focuses on great locations and courses. Each event has two or more races and welcomes runners of all abilities. The #BDR post race parties have excellent food and fun to celebrate your racing accomplishment!
Disclaimer: I’m an ambassador for the Best Damn Race. I'm promoting the races because they're awesome
February 1-2 Weekend in Safety Harbor, FL
Saturday: 5K, 10K + Double Challenge
Sunday: Half Marathon + Triple Challenge
The Safety Harbor Best Damn Races start and finish on the beautiful downtown waterfront.
Register for a BDR Challenge in Safety Harbor, and all you'll need is shoes and shorts! That's 'cause you score BDR socks, shirts, and a hat or visor when you run the Double or Triple Challenge.
5K, 10K or the Half racers get a beautiful race, shirt, finisher medal, and a fantastic post-race party on the waterfront.
Saturday, February 15 in Savannah, GA
5K and Half Marathon
Come race around the scenic squares in Savannah. The Best Damn Race Savannah half and 5K both begin and end at Forsyth Park.
See the NOLA historic sites, then celebrate afterwards at the Best Damn Race party.
See the fountain on the medal? That water glows in the dark! Don't forget: First 2,000 Registered Runners Get BDR Socks!
Saturday, February 29 in Orlando, FL
5K, 10K, Double Challenge, Half Marathon
It's leap year, and what better way to celebrate an extra day than running a race?
If you're one of the early birds for Best Damn Race Orlando you'll score Orlando socks.
Everything begins and ends at Lake Eola Park in downtown Orlando. Celebrate after the race with an excellent post race party.
Sunday, March 22 in New Orleans, LA
5K and Half Marathon
Come experience New Orleans on foot. Run through NOLA and earn this 3D sugar skull medal. The eyes glow in the dark! First 2,500 Registered Runners Get NOLA Socks.
There are two Best Damn Race New Orleans events. The 5K and half marathon begin and end in the French Quarter
Register early at BestDamnRace.com to get your new pair of city-specific socks!
Use the discount code: "ThisOldRunner" when you and your running friends register to SAVE 10% off your races.
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A few years ago, I found BibRave.com while searching for race reviews. I was so thankful for the info, I added my own reviews. While looking around the site, I discovered the BibRave Pro program and applied.
I've been a Pro for a couple of years, and can't wait to continue in 2020. BibRave is a fun community of active runners. Everyone shares info, advice, tips, and tricks on running, social media, and blogging.
If you're an active racer who likes to test new products you can apply online to be a 2020 BibRave Pro. Apps are open now through November 17.
What's a BibRave Pro?
BibRave Pros are racers and bloggers. We like to test new products and share our reviews with followers on social channels and the web.
Pros are passionate about all things running-related. We're advocates for the BibRave brand. We write race reviews and post them on the BibRave.com website to help other runners make informed decisions.
BibRave Pros are dedicated bloggers who want to grow their social reach and social media skills.
BibRave Pro Application Requirements
Here's what you need to join the BibRave Pro Ambassador Program:
What Products Do BibRave Pros Review?
The Pros test everything from apps to watches to headphones to clothing. One of my favorite products is the AfterShokz TrekzAir bone conduction headphones. OMG. They changed my running life. Now, I run through the city and can hear traffic and my music.
Below are just a couple of other products I've enjoyed testing.
Where Do BibRave Pros Race?
Thanks to BibRave I've enjoyed some fun races. Options include in person races as well as virtual ones. BibRave promotes races across the US, including Rock n Roll and Hot Chocolate series. Check out some current races and discounts here.
I ran the Scooby Doo Virtual Race Series with my friend, Copper.
BibRave Pro Perks
Yep! There are perks to being a BibRave Pro. You get to try new running products — sometimes before they reach the market. When you opt-in, you promise to test the product in exchange for an honest review.
Another benefit is free race entries. You promote the race and any discount codes in the months leading up to the event. Then on race day, you run for free. Boom!
Inside the BibRave community, you'll find encouragement and motivation from a variety of runners. My favorite part of BibRave is the range of runners. I've learned something from everyone. There's a steady stream of friendly advice on running, social media, gear, and blogging.
It's fun to meet up with other pros at races. I enjoy meeting people IRL that I've talked to online. Plus, BibRave hosts a weekly #BibChat on Twitter every Tues. at 8 pm ET. Join us each week for a lively running-related conversation and product giveaways.
My BibRave Pro Take Aways
I arrived late to running. But, I'm enthusiastic and want to learn everything I can. I spent 30+ years in Creative Services. I like that I now combine my love of running and messaging as a BibRave Pro.
Here's what I enjoy the most about the BibRave Pro ambassador program: The people are kind, smart, and industrious. It's a magical combination you don't find everywhere.
If you like to run and test new products, and share what you learn, apply to the BibRave Pro program.
If you have questions, shoot me an email or DM. You can find me @ThisOldRunner on Instagram or @ThisOldRunner on Twitter. I'm happy to tell you more.
You Can Always #AskABibRavePro
Another way to learn more is to search #AskABibRavePro on socials. You'll see what other BibRave Pros have to say about the ambassador program. Check out the races and gear they've tried.
Application Deadline is November 17
The deadline to apply is November 17. If you don't want to commit to being a BibRave Pro, be sure to check out the race review (and add your own) at BibRave.com!
#BibRave #BibRavePro #AskABibRavePro #WeRunSocial #DiscountCodes #RaceCodes #RaceGear
Right now there's a $5 discount when you buy the SCUBA color of Hidrate Spark 3 Smart Water Bottle! No end date on the offer, but it's "for a limited time."
This is my favorite water bottle. It glows as a gentle reminder that it's time to take a sip. The companion app tracks your water intake. Great for anyone who wants to make sure they're getting enough water each day. Read more about Hidrate Spark here. Grab one on sale for an awesome holiday gift.
Some days I can't wait to lace up and run. Other days, I need motivation. Lately, artwork makes me want to run. There's a mural-in-progress on one of my running routes.
My curiosity makes me run to see if it's done yet. I check every few days. This morning it was almost complete.
My favorite view is when I run downhill towards the mural. The yard across from it has lush foliage that frames the artwork. The mural is of a girl reading a book with eleven birds taking flight. Below are a few photos.
St Pete is full of gorgeous murals. The recent Shine Festival creators added more beauty to the city. Here's a map of downtown murals. Checking them out for a great running tour of the city.
In early August, I set two goals for my Fall 2019 half marathon fitness journey. I wanted to PR two half marathons before my 60th birthday.
I teamed up with Gatorade Endurance to fuel my training over the Summer and into Fall. The Gatorade Endurance gels and thirst quencher helped get me through the brutal heat and humidity of a Florida summer.
I made sure I fueled early and often so I didn't run out of energy before I ran out of road. Paying attention helped me perform better in both training and races.
Disclaimer: I’m promoting Gatorade Endurance as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to find and write race reviews.
Goal Half Marathon Race
This is where you'll find me writing instead of running. (But, you know I'll be writing about running, right?)
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